Myracle, Lauren Oopsy Daisy (Flower Power Book 3) 352 pgs. Amulet Books, 2012. $12.28. (Rating: PG Swearing: PG via 2 body part words)
This is the continuing story of four 5th grade girls who are best friends. They each have different things going on in their lives, and are very different in some ways, similar in others. Violet has to worry about her mom, who just got out of the mental hospital. Yasaman loves her teacher so much, she wants to set her up with another single teacher at the school. Milla is worried about a sweet girl that has taken up with the grade bully. Katie Rose is trying to figure out how to get the attention of her crush. Everything comes together at Kids Night In, a big sleepover for all the students.
This was a really long book, with not enough plot or action to carry me through. The four girls were so similar in personality (despite efforts to point out their cultural and family differences), that I was having trouble telling them apart. While I think this is a pretty good example of real11 year olds,but I am not sure any 11 year old wants to read about daily events like this for 352 pages.
ELEMENTARY – OPTIONAL Reviewer: Stephanie MLS graduate & Author.